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Russian University Launches Education Cloud

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Russian University Launches Education Cloud

Russia’s North Eastern Federal University (NEFU) teaches over 20,000 students, covering subjects including engineering, sciences, humanities and social sciences, mathematics and information sciences and medicine. Based in the city of Yakutsk, it operates five satellite sites across the Republic of Sakha. The University worked with Intel Corporation, Inline and RSC to move all its educational content and applications onto a cloud-based platform so that students and lecturers can access all the resources they need from any location. Not only has this delivered a richer learning experience, but it helps the University to reach students in more rural areas at no additional cost.

Challenges
• Be the leader in eLearning. Deploy first end-to-end, cloud-based solution to revolutionize the education process
• Reach more students. Enable learners in remote rural areas to benefit from higher education
• Digitize content. Provide access to rich learning tools and materials through the cloud, accessible from anywhere and any client device

Solutions
• A new concept. Intel designed the model for a new eLearning platform and supported implementation. Hardware and connectivity were provided by Inline Group and the cloud based educational platform by RSC Group
• Far-reaching cloud. Servers powered by Intel® Xeon® processors E5 and E7 families host a cloud environment that students and faculty can access from any Internet-enabled device using any standard browser
• Subject-specific content. Educational cloud platform RSC Universum* includes background materials, tests and learning applications, all tailored to specific educational programs

Impact
• Personalized learning. Students can access more of the content that interests them most, at the time most convenient to them
• Easy expansion. Cloud-based model means the university can reach more rural students without investing in new physical sites
• Built to last. Flexible platform can be adapted as the needs of students change, with new features and functionality easy to add

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